This ain't a imaging phone - doesn't have the best camera quality yet still good enough for the occasional blog etc etc. The best thing (obviously) is the music quality. Being an audiophile and having owned quite a few mp3 players in the past (my first one being in 02), this phone would trump the lot in regards to sound quality; the Sony Video Walkman S series (NC edition) comes close though...
I have a question though - when playing music with the flip DOWN, I wish to access the track list. The instructions ain't written very well (quite vague...); just wondering how would I access the tracklist on the external screen WITHOUT getting into the WALKMAN menu and into the playlist menu? Because touching DOWN only makes the Walkman picture 'jump' in a pretty manner and nothing else... I know that with the phone flipped OPEN and while in Walkman, pressing down brings up a list of songs in that playlist; how would I get that on the EXTERNAL screen without having to navigate all the way back to the playlist?
Apart from that, and a few minor bugs, this is a decent phone. Quite happy I bought it actually, apart from the fact that it is a fingerprint nightmare...
1-i have same problem like naeem farooqi have....ijust want to know that how will i increase the space for sms..i have 90 sms and the inbox is near to become full..plz tell me that whether the full file of inbox can move or share it to other place or what...
2-how i get picture in dark or at night that picture become bright and clear...coz there is no flash light in this mobile..
i m getting only 80 SMS in my phone till now and the memory is full now
any person experiencing this will help me with this and also tell the firmware version he is using
can i ask sony w980 have any white colour??? cos am at penang have see white colour
How's the camera in this phone? I've been using Sony P1i and I'm thinking of buying this phone. Do you think it's better than P1i? My main concern is about the image quality of the phone. :) Thanks.
MJ, 14 Oct 2009could this phone change the message alert to mp3 tones?yes
Bought this yesterday, upgrading from my 3 year old W200. Happy with the sound, screen quality and looks a stunner.
- The CPU is rather laggy in my opinion; the W902 which I tested but didn't buy due to build issues has alot more zippy. compared to the W980.
- The phone overall is a FINGERPRINT MAGNET.
- The camera, in one word, CRAP. Not bad, but CRAP. I did consider W902 for this reaason, but didn't expect the W980 to have such bad quality in this area. Videos show alot of artifacts, which again is disappointing.
- Came across some firwmare bugs, but all I need to do is to turn off and turn back on. Am running the latest firmware BTW.
All in all, I was after a music-minded phone, the W980 doesn't disappoint in regards to sound quality. The firmware bugs are copable, but still I think they can be further improved. And the camera... Sony should at least consider a different processing alorthym for the images since as it is now, it is unacceptable that a once flag-ship model to have such bad camera quality.
Tim08, 23 Oct 2009Hi, Sony Ericsson W980 users! I saw this phone has pre-installed Google Maps. Can we delete t... moregoogle maps can be found at location services and there is no option to delete it, when i press the clear button nothing happen with it, so you cant delete it
Hi, Sony Ericsson W980 users! I saw this phone has pre-installed Google Maps. Can we delete the pre-installed Google Maps by pressing Clear button like if we want to delete some pictures or ringtones (if the files are not protected)?
Thank you before!
w980_greece, 18 Oct 2009Recently I bought a W980 from China and I want put Greek language... any help?? Thankswhere have you bought it in Greece and at what price? Thanks!
This was an awesome fone! I love the design, features, as in the whole package. For me, it was the best fone I've ever had since I've used Samsung, Nokia and Motorola.
MJ, 14 Oct 2009could this phone change the message alert to mp3 tones?Yup
Recently I bought a W980 from China and I want put Greek language... any help??
Which is the best for clear sound and deep bass between these three?
Confused. Not sure which one to buy :(
Anonymous, 15 Oct 2009thank you.. i more question, could i use my uploaded pic as a wallpaper? and can i create my o... moreyeah, you can set them as wallpaper and you can also create your own theme with ThemeCreator. get it from here : http://www.sonyericsson.com/themescreator/
Anonymous, 15 Oct 2009yes, go to setting -> sound & alert -> message alert and replace the last tone with mp3 soundthank you.. i more question, could i use my uploaded pic as a wallpaper? and can i create my own theme?
MJ, 14 Oct 2009could this phone change the message alert to mp3 tones?yes, go to setting -> sound & alert -> message alert
and replace the last tone with mp3 sound